Key Lime Pie Parfait with Essential Oil

Key Lime Pie Parfait with Lime Essential OilKey lime pie is a delicious and refreshing dessert. A light, tasty dessert can be the perfect ending to a heavy meal. This take on a key lime pie is light, healthy, and good enough to eat for breakfast. The Lime essential oil adds a richness in flavor and helps to support a healthy immune function.

The easy recipe is simple to make and makes the perfect end to any meal. It is also a quick, tasty, and healthy morning meal.

Health Benefits of Key Lime Pie Parfait

Greek yogurt. Few foods pack as much of a healthy punch in a small serving as Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has a thicker texture with fewer carbohydrates and sugar, and more protein the regular yogurt. Greek yogurt is high in protein, packed with probiotics, full of vitamin B12, and high in iodine and calcium.

Granola. This favorite food, composed of rolled oats, honey, and puffed rice, is a concentrated form of energy and high in dietary fiber. It has minerals (sodium, potassium, zinc, calcium, and iron) and vitamins (E, C, niacin, and thiamin).

Lime. One (small, 2-inch diameter) lime provides 32 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant to help counteract free radicals and helps with the body’s absorption of iron.

Honey. The phytonutrients in honey contain antibacterial and antiviral properties that help boost the immune system, making it easier to fight sickness. Raw honey contains natural sugars and minerals. Honey provides an easily absorbed supply of energy in the form of liver glycogen, making it ideal for a pre- or post-exercise energy source.

Lime Essential Oil. In addition to the citrus flavor, taking the oil internally helps support a healthy immune function.

Key Lime Pie Parfait Recipe

doTERRA Lime essential oilThe easy recipe is simple to make and makes the perfect end to any meal. It is also a quick, tasty, and healthy morning meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup granola (use your favorite)
  • Zest and juice of 2 key limes*
  • 2 drops Lime essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional)

*Note: Key limes are naturally a lot smaller than regular limes. If you can’t find key limes, replace with half of a regular lime.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, add yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, Lime essential oil, and the honey (if using for added sweetness).
  2. In a tall cup or glass, add one-third of the yogurt mixture to the bottom of the container and top with half of the granola. Repeat layers until ingredients are gone.
  3. If desired, garnish with a slice of lime.

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